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Caribbean LGBT Citizens Call on Governments to support 2013 resolution on sexual orientation/gender identity .......

At the eleventh hour, Jamaica, Guyana, Dominica and St. Kitts-Nevis withheld their support for a resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGI) just before it was successfully passed by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Antigua Guatemala on June 6th. Two CARICOM states had done so earlier during negotiations; and another four qualified their support at the last minute.



Since the first one passed in 2008, a resolution on these issues had become an annual ritual in which every Caribbean state would join at the General Assembly of the 35-member intergovernmental body that helped pioneer the idea of international human rights. The InterAmerican human rights system also has some of the strongest protections of any regional human rights framework for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, including a special unit of the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights, overseen by Jamaican Commissioner and First Vice Chair Tracy Robinson. 

For the past two years, the SOGI resolution has urged states to do something about its lofty words domestically. Now this year, ten CARICOM states have flocked to attach reservations to it, some like Barbados, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago without any clear substance.
“Caribbean governments are totally willing to talk about human rights, they want to give a good show on the issue, but they repeatedly prove unreliable in giving any teeth to those ‘commitments’”, said Colin Robinson, Secretary of the Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS), a 16-year-old indigenous LGBTI network which has recently set up offices in Castries, Kingston, Port of Spain and Santo Domingo. “The creation of Caribbean societies was founded on the persistent violation of human rights”, he said. “Postcolonially, Caribbean nations ought to be among the most visionary and eager champions of human rights. But when it comes to letting our people be free to enjoy their bodies with dignity, we’re clinging to pre-Emancipation practices, and proud to remain at the bottom of the class in the Americas.” FULL REPORT HERE


HELPING EACH OTHER STRENGTHEN HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CARIBBEAN
Caribbean LGBT Citizens Call on Our Governments to Seek and Offer Technical Support and
Cooperation in Domestic Implementation of Commitments Undertaken in OAS SOGI Resolutions

Colonial development of Caribbean societies was founded on the persistent violation of human rights. These histories have given way to aspirational nationalist visions of inclusion, equality, autonomy and human dignity, and modern Caribbean nations ought to be among the most visionary and eager champions of human rights.
But we are not. Formal recognition and protection of human rights and personal dignity remain weak in most nations across the region. In several, Constitutional provisions protect colonial laws from legal challenge. Only two states have independent national human rights institutions, neither compliant with Paris Principles; just four have fully ratified the First Optional Protocol of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights; only five are party to the American Convention on Human Rights, and just two accept the jurisdiction of the InterAmerican Court. Boasts of democracy and rule of law are vitiated by lack of access to justice for people who are poor and vulnerable. In restricting citizen access to supranational human rights adjudicating mechanisms, young postcolonial states – still developing national institutions, expanding social protection and building consensus on shared humanity after centuries of its denial to the majority of the population – deprive their peoples of the protection of frameworks designed expressly to backstop state weaknesses or negligence. For rightsbearers in such small-island developing societies, especially those who are minorities, violations and related impunity effect multiple ruptures to safety, dignity and livelihood.

Sexual citizenship is a bellwether of the Caribbean’s human rights inequality. We trail the rest of the hemisphere in recognition of the humanity and rights of LGBT persons as well. Eleven of our nations still criminalize private same-sex relations between consenting adults, and several have expanded this beyond the colonial laws we inherited. Sexual orientation has been deliberately excluded from post-Independence protection measures.

Homophobia affects us allfrom growing anomie and homelessness among LGBT youth on the streets of our capitals, to heterosexual males’ persistent underachievement in our educational systems, to how we rob our national productivity of the contributions of whole groups of people. Our sister states in Latin America share rank with the Global North in political leadership and domestic institutionalization of LGBT equality and human rights. Meeting in Brasilia in April with Cuba to forge a regional perspective on how to advance sexual orientation and gender identity in multilateral human rights systems, they emphasized strengthened dialogue and cooperation mechanisms, including South-South and triangular ones, according to countries’ needs, to allow for sharing of good practices and incremental political changes.

On the occasion of our joint participation in the XLIII General Assembly of the Organization of American States, in Antigua Guatemala in June 2013, we appeal for a new partnership:
1.    to fully support the 2013 resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression
2.    to approve, ratify and bring into force in domestic law the Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance jointly with the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance
3.    to request, receive and, where appropriate, provide technical cooperation from hemispheric and other partners in implementing domestic measures that fulfil the commitments of the suite of resolutions on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity enacted at the General Assembly
4.    to strengthen domestic human rights education programmes and institutions, and build national cultures of human rights and plural citizenship
5.    to take significant steps to more fully join and to strengthen the InterAmerican human rights system
6.    to convene a CARICOM forum to engage with dialogue and cooperation on these issues.

We are the Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities. Our 16-year old non-governmental body, owned and operated by the region’s leading LGBT NGOs, is a regional network with offices in Castries, Kingston, Port of Spain and Santo Domingo and leadership in Suriname. In advancing an indigenous LGBT agenda for the Caribbean, we engage with regional governments and civil society, donors and international partners — to expand protective environments at the community-level where Caribbean LGBT people can enjoy safety and support and be linked to services, community, health, spirituality and empowerment; to build local LGBT infrastructure and leadership; to forge alliances, participate politically and electorally, influence policy and legislation; to utilize judicial and human rights institutions to ensure justice and access to the fruits of citizenship; and to build nations that reclaim the values of our Independence generation.

DECLARATION OF THE COALITION OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRAVESTI, TRANSEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX PERSONS FROM THE AMERICAS
BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE OAS.
LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA, JUNE 4th, 2013

Mister Secretary General, Honourable Ministers, Representatives of Official Delegations, Civil Society Colleagues:

We, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Travesti, Transsexual, Transgender and Intersex (hereinafter LGBTTTI) organizations, convened in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, from May 31st to June 2nd, 2013,
in accordance with the directives established by the OAS General Assembly in Resolutions AG/RES.2092(XXXV-O/05); CP/RES.759(1217/99); AG/RES.840(1361/03) through the resolutions AG/RES.1707(XXX-O/00) and AG/RES.1915(XXXIII-O/03), which set forth a regulatory framework to enhance and strengthen civil society participation in the OAS and in the Summit of the Americas process,
would like to express that:

The policies of repression and criminalization of drug possession for personal consumptionhave led to human rights violations of vulnerable groups. Decriminalization and a fresh perspectiveon this reality will reduce discrimination, resulting in processes of social inclusion and democratic guarantees.

In the countries of Central America, organized crime groups are controlled by neither the police nor any other arm of the state, which promotes citizen insecurity.

In this context, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has increased, with acts of verbal and physical violence, torture, cruel and inhuman treatment, forced disappearances, and killings as the extreme expression of such violence.

Trans persons are among those most affected by these attacksThey are also deniedtheir right to health, to education and to work, in short, to dignity. Lack of documents recognizingthe gender identity that trans persons have adopted and constructed, or conditioning their issuance on humiliating medical procedures, constitutes an insurmountable limit on their access to rights.

Low self-esteem among lesbian women, caused by a patriarchal system that ignores andstigmatizes them, makes them vulnerable to problems related to mental health, addictions, domestic violence, and also limits their access to comprehensive health care. In the “English-speaking” (Commonwealth) Caribbean, this same system pushes LGBTI youth into homelessnessand young heterosexual men to underperformance in school.

Eleven Caribbean countries – one third of the states in the Americas – continue to retain laws that criminalize and prohibit consensual same-sex intimacy, crossdressing “for an improper purpose”, as well as entry of foreigners based on their homosexuality. Some of these governments have very recently enacted or enforced such laws; others deliberately exclude LGBT persons from protections against discrimination.

In these contexts, access to justice and the mechanisms of human rights protection are weak, Constitutional protection excludes sexuality, access to supranational human rights defence mechanisms is limited, and Caribbean governments have declared that human rights protection ofsexual minorities requires a "political mandate" of the majority.

Nonetheless, in this context we welcome the conclusion of the negotiations on the draftInter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intoleranceand appreciate theleadership role of the delegation of Antigua and Barbuda.

Therefore we demand that the Member States:

  1. Sign, ratify and implement the Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination andIntolerance, as well as the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance.
  2. Adopt legislation and policies in line with the commitments made in the resolutions "HumanRights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identityadopted by previous General Assemblies.
  3. Create or strengthen Human Rights Institutions and implement educational programs thatdevelop a culture of human rights and pluralistic society.
  4. Take measures to ensure access to justice and guarantee due process of the persons without discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  5. Adopt comprehensive and specific health strategies for LGBTI persons, with a particularemphasis on the different needs of trans persons.
  6. Review their legislative frameworks by repealing laws that criminalize sex between people of the same sex.
  7. Adopt laws that recognize the gender identity of trans persons.
  8. Promote direct participation of LGBTI persons and civil society groups in dialogues, consultations, policy design and planning at national and local levels.
  9. Adopt the Inter-American human rights instruments.

As well, we demand that the General Assembly:

-          Adopt the draft resolution "Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expressionpresented by the delegation of Brazilwhose initiative is appreciated;
-          Adopt the draft resolution "Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discriminationand Intolerance"
-          Adopt the draft resolution "Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance."


Links
OAS General Assembly Resolution AG/RES. 2807 (XLIII-O/13): Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity and Expression (Adopted at the fourth plenary session, June 6, 2013):http://scm.oas.org/ag/documentos/Documentos/AG06190E05.doc
InterAmerican Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance:http://scm.oas.org/ag/documentos/Documentos/AG06187E04.doc


Video
CariFLAGS engages Sec. Gen. Insulza (Zenita Nicholson 01;54:04 to 01:36:04; Colin Robinson 02:42:36 to 02:44:05): HERE
Antigua & Barbuda Alternative Representative Ann-Marie Layne Campbell introduces the InterAmerican Conventions Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance and Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance: HERE (00:20:00 to 00:26:08)

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Many advocates and individuals interpreted Mrs Simpson Miller's pronouncements as a promise or a commitment to repeal or at least look at the archaic buggery law but I and a few others who spoke openly dismissed it all from day one as nothing more than hot air especially soon after in February member of parliament Damian Crawford poured cold water on the suggestion/promise and said it was not a priority as that time. and who seems to always open his mouth these days and revealing his thoughts that sometimes go against the administration's path.

I knew from then that as existed before even under the previous PM P. J. Patterson (often thought to be gay by the public) also danced around the issue as this could mean votes and loss of political power. Mrs Simpson Miller in the meantime was awarded a political consultants' democracy medal as their conference concludes in Antigua.


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First, be calm: Do not panic; it may be very difficult to maintain composure if attacked but this is important.

Try to reason with the attacker: Establish communication with the person. This takes a lot of courage. However, a conversation may change the intention of an attacker.

Do not try anything foolish: If you know outmaneuvering the attacker is impossible, do not try it.

Do not appear to be afraid: Look the attacker in the eye and demonstrate that you are not fearful.

This may have a psychological effect on the individual.

Emergency numbers

The police 119

Kingfish 811

Crime Stop 311

Steps to Take When Contronted or Arrested by Police


a) Ask to see a lawyer or Duty Council

b) Only give name and address and no other information until a lawyer is present to assist

c) Try to be polite even if the scenario is tensed) Don’t do anything to aggravate the situation

e) Every complaint lodged at a police station should be filed and a receipt produced, this is not a legal requirement but an administrative one for the police to track reports

f) Never sign to a statement other than the one produced by you in the presence of the officer(s)

g) Try to capture a recording of the exchange or incident or call someone so they can hear what occurs, place on speed dial important numbers or text someone as soon as possible

h) File a civil suit if you feel your rights have been violated. When making a statement to the police have all or most of the facts and details together for e.g. "a car" vs. "the car" represents two different descriptions

j) Avoid having the police writing the statement on your behalf except incases of injuries, make sure what you want to say is recorded carefully, ask for a copy if it means that you have to return for it

What to do


a. Make a phone call: to a lawyer or relative or anyone

b. Ask to see a lawyer immediately: if you don’t have the money ask for a Duty Council

c. A Duty Council is a lawyer provided by the state

d. Talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police

e. Tell your lawyer if anyone hits you and identify who did so by name and number

f. Give no explanations excuses or stories: you can make your defense later in court based on what you and your lawyer decided

g. Ask the sub officer in charge of the station to grant bail once you are charged with an offence

h. Ask to be taken before a justice of The Peace immediately if the sub officer refuses you bail

i. Demand to be brought before a Resident Magistrate and have your lawyer ask the judge for bail

j. Ask that any property taken from you be listed and sealed in your presence

Cases of Assault:An assault is an apprehension that someone is about to hit you

The following may apply:

1) Call 119 or go to the station or the police arrives depending on the severity of the injuries

2) The report must be about the incident as it happened, once the report is admitted as evidence it becomes the basis for the trial

3) Critical evidence must be gathered as to the injuries received which may include a Doctor’s report of the injuries.

4) The description must be clearly stated; describing injuries directly and identifying them clearly, show the doctor the injuries clearly upon the visit it must be able to stand up under cross examination in court.

5) Misguided evidence threatens the credibility of the witness during a trial; avoid the questioning of the witnesses credibility, the tribunal of fact must be able to rely on the witness’s word in presenting evidence

6) The court is guided by credible evidence on which it will make it’s finding of facts

7) Bolster the credibility of a case by a report from an independent disinterested party.

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CVM TV carried a raid and subsequent temporary blockade exercise of the Shoemaker Gully in the New Kingston district as the authorities respond to the bad eggs in the group of homeless/displaced or idling MSM/Trans persons who loiter there for years.

Question is what will happen to the population now as they struggle for a roof over their heads and food etc. The Superintendent who proposed a shelter idea (that seemingly has been ignored by JFLAG et al) was the one who led the raid/eviction.

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also see all the posts in chronological order by date from Gay Jamaica Watch HERE and GLBTQ Jamaica HERE

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see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

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Homeless MSM challenges in Jamaica February 2013 more HERE


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